What's the max acceptable amount of material between sleeve end and first sleeve button? I'm considering pulling the trigger on a 36R Suitsupply Jort, which has fully functioning cuff buttons. The only aspect that would need altering on me is to have the sleeves lengthened. Obviously this leaves the sleeve buttons a fair distance away from the actual sleeve end! How far is too far?
1/4" either way in alteration is probably the most you would want to go without it looking weird. If your tailor is good enough they can lengthen or shorten from the shoulder.
I apologize for the annoying nature of this question; my memory on this probably isn't completely accurate but I hope it's enough for someone to make a connection.
Within the past year or so on a well-recycled menswear blog/Tumblr (Sartorialist? Die, Workwear? Put This On? I don't remember) I recall somebody posting about a bespoke sports coat/light outerwear piece that they saw at their tailor or some other shop. The picture featured the jacket on a hanger - it was brown and it appeared to be designed for someone who rode a bicycle. The most unique characteristic that comes to mind is that there was a large lower patch pocket that seemed to function as a newspaper holder, and I believe there was a loop or belt of fabric above said pocket to keep the paper/magazine in place. I also think the pocket may have been stitched on a slant due to the hunched posture of a bicyclist.
Sorry if this sounds ridiculous, does anyone have any recollection of this image/post? I was confident that I had saved the picture for future reference but now I cannot find it on my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I think this is what you are looking for: http://bikeportland.org/photos/album/72157624536369325/tony-pereiras-bespoke-cycling-suit.html